Contact Us  
Call Us 0191 227 5500  

Pilgrim Street   Newcastle upon Tyne   NE1 6QG

Rainer Werner Fassbinder

The miracle child of the New German Cinema, Rainer Werner Fassbinder was one of the most talented, prolific and brutal filmmakers of his generation.

Fassbinder made over forty film in just fifteen years, and while his remarkable career was sadly cut short after he died of an overdose at the age of just 37, the sheer range, quantity and vitality of his work, coupled with the fact that he never lost touch with his innovative, experimental roots has made him a muse to independent filmmakers the world over.    

Fassbinder Ticket Deal

Tickets for all of the films in The Luminaries: Rainer Werner Fassbinder season are a special discounted rate of £6.75 full/£5.75 concessions/£4 students

Sat 3 June, 15:00

A pivotal work in Fassbinder's career because it was the first film he made after meeting and befriending his muse Douglas Sirk.


Mon 5 June, 18:00

Rainer Werner Fassbinder's adaptation of a late 19th-century novel by Theodor Fontane is an austere period piece. 

Sun 11 June, 13.45

Working class and middle-upper class worlds come together in this interesting look at class conflict within the gay world. 

Tue 13 June, 18:00

Fassbinder’s tightly plotted, sophisticated and stylish cinematic physiological game, largely confined to one location, a luxurious country retreat outside Munich.

Fri 16, Sun 18 & Wed 21 June

Fassbinder gained his first taste of international success with this, perhaps his quickest and cheapest film that went on to win the International Critics Prize at Cannes.

Sun 18 June, 14:00

Join us for a special illustrated talk about Rainer Werner Fassbinder with Margaret Deriaz.

Find out more about this miracle child of the New German Cinema in this piece written especially for Tyneside Cinema's The Luminaries programme by Margaret Deriaz, a freelance film programmer, writer and consultant.

Sat 24 June, 15:00

Adapted from Fassbinder’s own play focusing on the theme of loneliness and how power becomes a determining factor in all human relationships.

Sun 25 June, 13:30

The film that elevated Fassbinder from domestic admiration to international acclaim.